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OPANA ER

OXYMORPHONE HCL

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

Important Information About This Drug

Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

As many as one quarter of those receiving these drugs over a long period of time in a primary care setting struggle with addiction.

Read more about the appropriate use of these drugs and speak to your doctor about their risks.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

255K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 477 of 3362

$140M
Retail Cost

Rank: 183 of 3362

44,728
Patients

Rank: 562 of 3362

19,800
Prescribers

Rank: 624 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

322K

2011

283K

2012

273K

2013

255K

2014

258K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$191M

2011

$162M

2012

$149M

2013

$140M

2014

$147M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$396

2011

$384

2012

$377

2013

$396

2014

$456

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
North Carolina 5,381 30,886 $17.3M
Tennessee 5,270 29,429 $14.1M
Florida 3,825 20,600 $12.7M
Pennsylvania 3,371 18,304 $8.94M
California 2,158 12,047 $7.22M
Texas 2,070 10,489 $5.86M
New York 1,820 10,076 $6.52M
Ohio 1,515 8,666 $4.59M
Indiana 1,268 7,836 $4.42M
Georgia 1,347 6,760 $3.38M
South Carolina 1,284 5,784 $2.83M
Virginia 1,075 5,714 $3.03M
Louisiana 954 5,517 $3.13M
Arizona 974 5,347 $3.01M
Michigan 1,170 5,342 $3.9M
Alabama 965 5,264 $2.96M
Missouri 840 4,743 $2.81M
New Jersey 901 4,638 $2.68M
Oklahoma 831 4,606 $2.62M
Kentucky 809 4,217 $2.12M
Nevada 841 4,169 $2.23M
Maryland 832 3,863 $1.98M
Illinois 795 3,842 $1.84M
Wisconsin 544 2,938 $1.36M
Colorado 559 2,884 $1.61M
West Virginia 448 2,589 $1.48M
Connecticut 439 2,573 $1.7M
Arkansas 456 2,372 $1.28M
Washington 429 2,369 $1.15M
Mississippi 426 2,328 $1.23M
Kansas 413 2,114 $1.21M
Oregon 304 1,924 $998K
Iowa 293 1,777 $817K
Utah 319 1,500 $712K
Maine 313 1,470 $673K
Massachusetts 272 1,343 $1.02M
Nebraska 200 1,233 $724K
Hawaii 302 1,180 $455K
New Mexico 185 1,028 $608K
Idaho 156 968 $509K
Delaware 160 775 $413K
New Hampshire 157 759 $348K
Minnesota 110 505 $246K
South Dakota 83 449 $225K
Rhode Island 53 366 $167K
Alaska 51 298 $176K
Vermont 39 280 $250K
Montana 48 260 $122K
Wyoming 32 123 $66.1K
North Dakota 19 104 $55.8K
District of Columbia 25 77 $34.5K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for OPANA ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SYBIL REDDICK MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled52

RED OAK

Texas

GEORGE ATALLAH D.O.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled93

HOUSTON

Texas

THOMAS RATINO M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled157

FORT WORTH

Texas

BASEM HAMID MD

Neurology

Claims Filled81

HOUSTON

Texas

JERRY LEWIS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled81

FRISCO

Texas

WILSON VELAZQUEZ MD, PA

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

ASIM AIJAZ MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled77

AUSTIN

Texas

NOOR GAJRAJ MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled56

DALLAS

Texas

ROBERT MENZIES M.D.

Sports Medicine

Claims Filled52

FORT WORTH

Texas

PHILIP CANTU M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled59

ORANGE

Texas

CHRISTINE ANDERSON MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled107

GEORGETOWN

Texas

JOSEPH TOOTHAKER-ALVAREZ MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled120

WEBSTER

Texas

LONG NGUYEN M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled170

HOUSTON

Texas

RONALD KAHN MD PA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled79

BRYAN

Texas

JUSTIN VIGIL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled114

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

SANJOY SUNDARESAN M.D.

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled72

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

DAVID JONES MD

Sports Medicine

Claims Filled73

ORANGE

Texas

STEPHANIE JONES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled107

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

HOWARD DIAMOND MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled100

RICHARDSON

Texas

JOHN WELLMAN MD, DRPH

Occupational Medicine

Claims Filled53

BELTON

Texas

SHAUN JACKSON

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled71

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

PAUL GRANT MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled58

FORT WORTH

Texas

MARK WORKMAN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled232

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

ANDREW KONEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled54

DALLAS

Texas

MICHAEL TSCHICKARDT M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled115

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas